MANCHESTER, England (AP):Pep Guardiola started the season calling Antonio Conte a “master tactician.” Now, he’s labelling him “maybe the best” coach in world football.”His statistics, his numbers, the way they play, are really good,” Guardiola said yesterday, a day before his Manchester City side takes on Conte’s Chelsea in a match between two of the title favourites in the English Premier League.It will be the first time that Guardiola, a serial winner in spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and Conte, who won three Italian titles with Juventus, have come up against each other as managers. They vaguely recall facing each other as players when Juventus (Conte) played Brescia (Guardiola) in Serie A in 2003.”You and me had hair in that time!” Guardiola said, laughing. “Wow, it was a long time ago!”City and Chelsea sit in the top three of the Premier League after 13 games, with their coaches having contrasting starts to their first jobs in English football.City won their first 10 games in all competitions under Guardiola but have stuttered since, winning just three of their last seven matches in the Premier League.It took Conte time to get his methods across at Chelsea, but he now has the team firing after switching to his favoured three-man defence. With seven straight wins in the new 3-4-3 formation, Chelsea lead the league.”They were contenders to win the Premier League from the beginning, but now, maybe more than before. It’s a good test for us,” said Guardiola, who gave his players two days off this week ahead of the game.”We are going to take them on with ambition and see what we can do to win the game.”Chelsea have conceded just one goal in their recent winning run that has taken in victories over Hull, Leicester, Manchester United, Southampton, Everton, Middlesbrough and Tottenham.”Tomorrow is a great test for us, for our formation, to continue in this way,” Conte said. “We know that it won’t be easy because tomorrow we face a really great team.”We want to show we are working very well and we are growing. Tomorrow is another step to show us if something changed compared to the start of the season.”
“Those were big,” remarked Codiñera. Before that, the third guy was not evident, the third guy. We only have Salado and (Lervin) Flores, but the third option wasn’t there. But this time, we got good contributions from our bench.”Rence Alcoriza topped Arellano with 23 points on a 4-of-5 shooting from three, while Salado got 17 markers, seven assists, and three boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLervin Flores added a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, Marwin Taywan got 15 markers and five assists, and Michael Cañete had 12 points and nine boards in the victory as the Chiefs rose to 4-6 in the standings.“It’s a game of spurts. They made a run, we made a run, but I guess it’s the stops and we made the key stops,” said Codiñera. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend JRU’s short rotation took a toll on the team in the extra periods, as Teodoro, Ervin Grospe, Abdulwahab Abdulrazak, and Abdel Poutouochi all fouled out before the game concluded.Teodoro went 6-of-17 from threes to wound up with 30 points and six rebounds, while Jed Mendoza collected 24 markers, four boards, and four assists.Aaron Bordon also had 13 points, five rebounds, and three dimes in the defeat, as the Heavy Bombers saw their four-game winning streak snapped and fell to a 6-4 record.The Scores:ARELLANO 115 – Alcoriza 23, Salado 17, Flores 17, Taywan 15, Canete 12, Enriquez 9, Concepcion 9, Nicholls 5, Villoria 5, Abanes 3, Dela Cruz 0, Meca 0, Filart 0.JRU 109 – Teodoro 30, Mendoza 24, Bordon 13, Grospe 10, Abdul Razak 10, Sawat 9, Lasquety 4, Poutouochi 4, Dela Virgen 3, David 2, Mate 0.Quarters: 18-20, 43-39, 68-64, 89-89, 100-100, 115-109.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground Eustaquio, two other Filipinos headline ONE: Total Victory Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winning start View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano just had enough gas left in the tank to beeat Jose Rizal University in a 115-109 double overtime thriller Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Catching the opposition by surprise, coach Jerry Codiñera went to his unheralded role players as guys like Allen Enriquez, Archie Concepcion, and Kraniel Viloria strung 10 straight points give the side 110-100 lead with 3:04 left in the 2nd OT, before Kent Salado put on the finishing touches.ADVERTISEMENT Tey Teodoro forced the first overtime with an off-balanced triple from the right corner with 2.5 seconds to spare in regulation to tie the game at 89.He continued his tear in the first extra period, drilling another trey this time from the right wing to give the Heavy Bombers a 100-97 lead with 18.5 ticks remaining.However, the Chiefs refused to die as Salado threw a crosscourt pass to Zach Nicholls, who then miraculously canned a desperation three with 2.0 seconds left to once again knot the game at 100. Teodoro still had a chance to win the game, but shot his floater too strong.“We’re already down, but the prayer shot from Zach gave us relief. We were able to regroup from that shot and got some energy from our bench,” said Codiñera.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
Dr. Ssuna administers vaccine to a dog in Unification City. Liberians and health partners on September 28 celebrated the International Day of Rabies at two separate venues, including New Kru Town and Unification City in Montserrado and Margibi counties, respectively.Activities of the day included the vaccination of dogs, which started in Unification City (Smell-No-Taste), Margibi County at 9:30 a.m. During the daylong vaccination exercise, owners of dogs and other residents were a bit reluctant to carry domestic animals for the exercise, but after intensive door to door awareness messages with various owners of dogs, the team of health workers vaccinated 205 dogs out of the targeted 500 at the Unification City vaccination center.The 205 dogs (male and female) were vaccinated by a team of health workers comprising of an animal doctor and health workers from the Ministry of Health and personnel from the Humane Society International (HSI), which focuses on rescuing and protecting wild chimpanzees in the country.Staff of Humane Society International and Dogs owners in an Early vaccination exercise at Unification city in Margibi CountyHowever, residents who earlier spoke to the Daily Observer, described the exercise as motivating to keep their dogs free from rabies.HSI Technical Advisor, Dr. Richard Ssuna, said that plans are afoot to vaccinate dogs in some of the densely populated communities across the country.“We are hoping that by next year we will roll out the exercise in several other communities,” Dr. Ssuna said.According to him, one of the vulnerable groups to come down with rabies is children; therefore, he underscored the need for health-related institutions to consider vaccination of dogs in the various communities. Dr. Ssuna, a Ugandan veterinarian, described dogs, specifically the domestic ones, as the closest mammals to children.He called on Liberians and health intervention partners to consider Montserrado County as a prime target area for vaccination against rabies, owing to its population.Domestic dogs, he said, are being targeted due to the fact that those mammals can often be found with the population, especially around children, in many parts of the world.Dr. Ssuna assured the population that rabies can be prevented and can also be easily treated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…discovers administrative deficienciesThe Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has been cleared of the damning allegation of a massive drug network involving its ranks.CANU has been cleared of the damning allegation of a massive drug network involving its ranksPresident David Granger disclosed on Thursday that the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the corruption claims made by self-confessed drug lord Barry Dataram found the allegations were without merit. The CoI report is yet to be released publicly but based on the assertions of the President “I would say generally that Barry Dataram’s allegations? of corruption are without foundation,” he stated during the recording of “The Public Interest” which will be aired on Friday (today).In February, Dataram, during an interview with HGPTV Nightly News, alleged that senior CANU officials were involved in illegal drug trafficking activities and had even alleged that one of the agents bagged some $10 million in exchange for allowing cocaine to leave the country. Amid the widespread controversy, President Granger ordered that an inquest be established into the allegations a week after the revelations.The probe went on for some two months and following its completion, the report was handed over to State Minister Joseph Harmon on behalf of the Head of State on Friday last. Brigadier Bruce Lovell was appointed by the Head of State to probe the allegations made against ranks of the country’s premier drug enforcement unit. During the handing over of the report, Brigadier Lovell noted that the allegations made by Dataram are serious especially since State officials were named. As such, it was necessary that Government carry out an investigation.He expressed confidence that Government will consider his conclusion and recommendations, and take appropriate actions.Though CANU has been cleared of the corruption allegations made by Dataram, President Granger disclosed that the CoI discovered several administrative deficiencies which required urgent attention. “The CoI pointed to the need for administrative changes to be made in the architecture in Guyana’s anti-narcotics programme,” he stated. Some of these deficiencies include the lack of adequate funding and unavailability of equipment to carry out proper investigations.Furthermore, Granger noted that the recommendations include the ? need for greater coordination among the Customs and Trade Administration of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and CANU to address deficiencies and weaknesses. He pointed out that in this regard, the newly established umbrella body National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA), becomes useful to coordinate the activities between the abovementioned units.Meanwhile, the Head of State said government will soon be releasing the National Drug Strategy Master Plan.
Supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday expressed disgust over the way they were treated by some residents of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.According to one of the representatives, they were hurdled out of the Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) community by People’s National Congress (PNC) supporters during the Party’s house-to-house verification as they began their campaign to verify voters on the list of voters.Several of the representatives said as they entered the community, they encountered some difficulty after identifying themselves as PPP/C members.As such, one member stated that during the two-day verification campaign, which began on Friday, they were not only “chased out” of the community but they were also subjected to verbal abuse by residents.According to the supporter, this has brought fear over other supporters who wished to discontinue the exercise.Speaking with Guyana Times, Regional Chairman Julius Faeber said it is the Party’s democratic right to engage in such practices.“It is our democratic right to do our campaigns, so why do we have to be fearful when going into certain areas. We don’t go to harass no one, we go for a purpose and that is to verify voters on the voters list that was given to us by [the Guyana Elections Commission] GECOM. The community is not owned by any of us.The PPP/Civic over the years has condemned what it described as “the wide scale provocations currently being meted out to its supporters by the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC supporters.”On May 11, 2015, several vehicles belonging to PPP supporters were burnt in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, during an unrest by residents in that community.
0Shares0000Farewell: Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta holds the Liga trophy © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, May 21 – Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid.Torres scored twice on his final appearance for Atletico, even if a Lucas Hernandez red card helped Eibar claim a 2-2 draw on the last day of the La Liga season. Iniesta’s 22-year association with Barcelona, meanwhile, ended with a victory as the player marked out as the Spaniard’s successor, Philippe Coutinho, proved the difference in a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad.With a tear in his eye, Iniesta walked off to a standing ovation from the Camp Nou in the second half, having unfastened his captain’s armband and handed it to Lionel Messi.He hugged the Argentinian and then embraced the rest of his colleagues. The 34-year-old clapped the crowd, blew them a kiss, before exhaling and ducking into the dug-out.An extravagent post-match ceremony followed, celebratng both Iniesta and the winning of La Liga and the Copa del Rey. Barca’s players returned to the pitch all wearing shirts with Iniesta’s name on their backs.“It is a difficult day,” Iniesta said in a speech to the crowd. “But it has been a wonderful 22 years. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to defend and represent this club, for me the best in the world. I will keep you in my heart forever.”Barca’s players then huddled beneath Iniesta and tossed him into the air.“I feel privileged,” coach Ernesto Valverde said. “Just as they all do to have been a part of it. He is a unique, unrepeatable player. There is none like him.”After 22 years at the club and 16 in the first team, Iniesta’s 674 appearances for Barcelona is bettered only by Xavi Hernandez, who was also on the pitch before kick-off to join in the tributes.Real Sociedad welcomed Iniesta with a guard of honour while the crowd formed an impressive mosaic to spell out ‘Infinit Iniesta’ on the two sides of the stadium, with an infinity symbol, doubling up as number eights, at the ends.A giant flag behind one of the goals read ‘Gracies Per Tant’, ‘thank you for so much’.Torres’ swansong was less emotional, perhaps because his fairytale ending had already arrived on Wednesday, when he lifted his first Atleti trophy after the Europa League final against Marseille.But his double against Eibar added some extra sparkle in front of his own supporters, who stayed on after the final whistle to watch the team form another guard of honour as the striker left the pitch.On his 404th appearance for Atletico, Torres’ goals were his 128th and 129th for the club, coming 17 years after his first, scored against Albacete in the Segunda Division in 2001.Thanks for the memories: Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres waves to fans in his last match for the club © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS“I thank the whole Atletico family,” Torres said afterwards. “I knew I wanted to play here and it has been an honour and a privilege to wear this shirt more than 400 times. You have made me the happiest person in the world.”Torres, like Iniesta, has yet to declare his next move but this display — speedy, sharp and clinical — will have caught the eye of any interested parties.He had walked out before kick-off, with his three children, through a corridor formed by the Eibar players as Atletico’s fans displayed the words, ‘De Nino A Leyenda’, meaning ‘from a kid to a legend’.Outside the ground, fans had posed for photos next to life-size Torres cut-outs and peered at message boards, detailing the player’s greatest moments.This, after all, was a boyhood Atletico fan, who first watched his team with his grandfather as a child, and who, when he returned to the club for a second spell in 2015, drew a crowd of more than 40,000 just for his presentation.Atletico coach Diego Simeone predicted Torres will one day be back again.“His return was something I’d never seen before and today’s farewell was equal to that,” Simeone said. “I have no doubt he will return to the Atletico, maybe we will meet again at some point. A life in football is very long.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Celebrations of the life of civil-rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are planned in Palmdale and Lancaster. Lancaster’s 16th annual King celebration will feature civil-rights writer, activist and filmmaker Constance Curry, local gospel music group LNE and opera singer James Sterrett Bryant, as well as readings by third- through 12th-graders of local prize-winning essays on King’s life and philosophy. Curry from 1960 to 1964 was the director of the Southern Student Human Relations Project of the U.S. National Student Association in Atlanta, Georgia. She produced a documentary film “The Intolerable Burden” based on her book “Silver Rights.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The Lancaster event is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Admission is free. In Palmdale, the Los Angeles-based Lula Washington Youth Dance Ensemble will perform a Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at 5 p.m. at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Admission is free. Youth Dance Ensemble members are students of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, which was founded in 1980 and has become one of the largest African-American dance companies in the Western United States. Twenty dancers aged 10 to 17 will be performing a program of gospel, African and modern dance at the Palmdale event. African-drum players will provide live music. The show will feature the world premiere of a dance set to one of King’s speeches as well as a work by Lula Washington titled “Free,” a tribute to the civil-rights movement.
3 Could Ramsey link up with his former Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere at West Ham? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion =2. Manchester United – 10/1=2. Liverpool – 10/1=2. Chelsea – 10/11. Any Italian Club – 6/1 Aaron Ramsey looks certain to leave Arsenal over the coming months following the break down of contract talks.Ramsey, the Wales midfielder, had been in discussions over new terms since the summer having entered the final year of his existing deal on July 1. REVEALED 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Most read in Premier League Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT However, it was reported earlier this week that talks have collapsed with the club withdrawing their final offer; there is now NO new contract on the table.This means Ramsey is free to leave the Emirates for nothing at the end of the season, though reports have suggested Arsenal will cash in on the midfielder, 27, in January to make a profit, however small, on him.Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United? Potential destinations for Aaron Ramsey as midfielder looks set to leave ArsenalHe was being tracked by a number of clubs from across Europe during the summer, and the interest in Ramsey is said to have reignited amid his ongoing contract situation.But which club is most likely to sign Ramsey? Using odds from BetVictor, we take a look at the favourites to secure the Wales star before February 2, 2019…=12. Newcastle – 16/1=12. Everton – 16/111. Crystal Palace – 14/1=5. West Ham – 12/1 Juventus and AC Milan want to take Ramsey to Italy revealed =5. Any Spanish Club – 12/1=5. Any MLS Club – 12/1=5. Any German Club – 12/1=5. Any French Club – 12/1=5. Any Chinese Club – 12/1 whoops The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 3 tense Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? predicted silverware How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Ramsey will leave Arsenal either during or at the end of his 11th season in north London latest changes All odds correct as of September 28, 2018
THE family of a man who was the victim of a weekend hit-and-run incident which left the victim in hospital has appealed for help in tracing the driver.Gardai have also issued an appeal for information after the 22-year-old victim was hit by a jeep on the Old Letterkenny Road, three-quarters of a mile outside Convoy.Gardai have appealed for witnesses after a man was hurt in a hit-and-run outside Convoy. “The driver of the jeep failed to stop and drove off in the Letterkenny direction,” said a Garda spokesman.The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday night.A brother of the victim said: “He was about half a mile outside the speed limit where there is a bad bend with a slip road.“My brother was driving in the direction of Convoy from Letterkenny when he was smashed into by this jeep. My brother’s car was badly damaged and the car was swung around in the middle of the road but the jeep just sped off leaving him there. The jeep is dark coloured and it must be damaged. “My brother has suffered neck injuries. He has been released from hospital but we cannot believe that someone would just drive off like that.“I would appeal to anyone who knows of a jeep which is damaged to please contact Gardai immediately. We need to get this boy caught.”Gardai are investigating the incident and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comFAMILY’S ANGER AFTER HIT-AND-RUN was last modified: December 12th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoyhit and run
PASSENGERS using the Donegal to Glasgow route are in for a double boost – Flybe and franchise partner Loganair are doubling the number of flights on the service and waiving baggage charges until the end of April.Scotland’s Airline Loganair, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is increasing the number of weekly flights between Donegal and Glasgow from three to six over the course of the summer.The route was launched last November with flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Loganair has now added a Monday flight to the busy route schedule and from next week a Thursday flight will operate in both directions. A Saturday flight will also operate from May until September between Donegal and Glasgow, doubling the number of seats available and boosting the level of flexibility on offer to customers. Fares for the route will start from €48.99 one-way including all taxes.As an added bonus for passengers, the airline will include a free checked-in bag up to 20kgs on all bookings made between now and April 30, saving €34 from the normal cost of booking.Flights are bookable now until February 15 next year, and both Loganair and partner Flybe anticipate a large volume of both tourism and business passengers visiting friends, relatives and associates.Commenting on the expanded schedule and special offer, Loganair’s Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Hinkles said: “We’re delighted with the progress of the Donegal and Glasgow services which we launched late last year, and especially pleased that more people than ever before will be able to travel this summer using our enhanced schedule. “Our new early-booking offer will help passengers making their reservations before 30 April to save money by including a 20kg bag in the fare, which we’re sure will prove popular as the peak summer season approaches.”Anne Bonner, Managing Director at Donegal Airport, said: “We are delighted that Loganair has increased the Glasgow service. There is a long history of demand on the Donegal to Glasgow route and the additional capacity will now enable further growth over the peak summer period.“The baggage promotion to the end of April is also a welcome development and we expect many passengers to avail of it.”Loganair is also quickly building on its already strong reputation for reliability on its Donegal service going out to Dublin.February and March this year only two of 224 planned flights were cancelled – both due to adverse weather conditions, while an impressive 93% of flights took place within three minutes of their advertised departure time. The airline industry classes an “on time” flight as one which leaves within 15 minutes of its scheduled time, however, Loganair’s very own performance monitoring standards are even more rigorous.“It’s vital that passengers have confidence in the reliability of their essential air service to Dublin,” adds Jonathan Hinkles.“The efforts made by Loganair to achieve exemplary levels of punctuality – both by our own aircrews and by the excellent teams on the ground at both Donegal and Dublin airports – are clearly paying dividends for users of the service and we will strive to ensure this continues.”BOOK your flight by clicking on the Donegal Airport advertisement on the donegaldaily.com homepage. DOUBLE DELIGHT AS DONEGAL AIRPORT INCREASES FLIGHTS TO GLASGOW was last modified: April 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carrickfinDOUBLE DELIGHT AS DONEGAL AIRPORT DOUBLES FLIGHTS TO GLASGOWDOUBLE DELIGHT AS DONEGAL AIRPORT INCREASES FLIGHTS TO GLASGOW